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Address: Silvermine Reserve, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Beautiful view of water and mountains

There is a restaurant with similar name but the actual lookout area is free and it is a frequent stop for both tour-buses and private vehicles. The views are lovely and it is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
podrozniczka60
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

There is a restaurant with similar name but the actual lookout area is free and it is a frequent stop for both tour-buses and private vehicles. The views are lovely and it is mainly a photo opportunity.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

this really is on the waters edge and there are seals playing in the harbour and boats to look at. the food was average and the seats outside are benches .

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Thank Neil H
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This used to be one of our favourite places to eat but unfortunately standards have slumpt and not picked up since last year when we visited. The view from the deck may be great but the food is far from that!

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Thank Doug_Cartlidge
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Great food and great people. I have noticed it has slowly started to degrade in all aspects over the last three years. Sushi was okay but not great.

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Beechgrove, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

The Hout Bay Lookout is a favorite stop for tourists, but it doesn't seem to be crowded, even with three or four busloads in the parking area. Perhaps it is because the available viewpoints are so extended that you don't have to jockey around others for a photo. The ocean waves splashing ashore and the sweeping curve of the mountain... More 

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Thank TNBOY
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Fabulous location, no heaters on a chilly Autumn night but TIA the copper wiring had been stolen from below the deck! Food is always edible, of a beach/harbour/bar standard, it is what it says on the tin!

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Thank 661debs
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Food has never been this restaurant's forte. I do think they need to re-look at their cooks and perhaps change/add new items on the menu - it's been like this for years. Quality is 'OK' and their pizza's are not the best in Hout Bay by any stretch. Casareccio is by far better. Average overall but the views of the... More 

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Thank krisj539
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Our lunch at the Lookout Deck was nice, service was a touch slow, perhaps the holiday rush. But with a beautiful bar, they don't serve cocktails. Now what is better than sipping a cocktail looking out onto the ocean?? The food was good so pop over and see how beautiful the views in Hout Bay really can be..

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Thank Jay D
United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

We love Hout Bay and I've visited there since I was a small child too, It's just as beautiful and a very good place to base yourself.

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Thank Christina M
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Very good to see the working fishing town of Hout Bay still functioning although not in its glory days still very interesting. What was interesting during our visit was the Seals coming to shore looking for food. It is sad that they are attracted by food that the visitors provide them.

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